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Isolated Greek villages reveal genetic secrets that protect against heart disease

A genetic variant that protects the heart against cardiovascular disease has been discovered by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators.

Scientists unveil the UK’s largest resource of human stem cells from healthy donors

Powerful resource created for scientists studying human development and disease 

Cancer drug design targeted by COSMIC's new 3D system

Collaboration between Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Astex Pharmaceuticals brings together COSMIC (Catalogue of Somatic Mutations In Cancer) and wwPDB (worldwide Protein Data Bank) to visualise genomic and proteomic data on cancer mutations